Sales records police find in the store show nearly $17,000 taken in on a single day. In the first three weeks of November alone, the records indicated sales of more than $65,000. CLR would also like to add that it “dispensary” still carries a live listing at Weedmaps
CA: Spectrum News One Reports
VAN NUYS, Calif. – A team of Los Angeles Police Department officers armed with weapons and ballistic helmets moved in on The Dub Club marijuana dispensary on Van Nuys Boulevard Friday morning.
They quickly cleared the scene inside and put a suspect, who was about to open the illegal shop, into handcuffs.
“He’s being arrested for maintaining a place where narcotics are sold,” said Lt. Orlando Moreno, who leads the LAPD Gang Impact Team and is a 30-year veteran of the police force.
Moreno’s team specializes in gangs and narcotics enforcement. They raid unlicensed marijuana shops like The Dub Club almost every week.
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“We’re very busy with these marijuana locations,” said Moreno. “Citywide it’s a big concern and we see them quite frequently.”
The products found inside The Dub Club include illicit, black market vapes like “Exotic Carts,” counterfeits of regulated cannabis brands, and recalled edibles. During these raids, police generally find a safe, sometimes a very large safe, where more drugs and cash are stored.
“That’s the key to why these open. The business is very lucrative,” said Moreno.
Sales records police find in the store show nearly $17,000 taken in on a single day. In the first three weeks of November alone, the records indicated sales of more than $65,000.
“Money is a big component and there’s a big demand. Even as we were serving the search warrant several customers came here and we told them it’s no longer in business,” Moreno said.
All of the products are seized as evidence during the raid, which includes pounds of loose flower dumped into trash bags, in addition to the illicit vaping products and edibles.